Mathirappilly – Mathirappilly Vinayaka Chathurthi
Mathirappilly Vinayaka Chathurthi – Mathirappilly is a small village in Kothamangalam Taluk of Ernakulam district, Kerala, South India. The village is blessed by the green vegetation of the rice fields and coconut trees.
Mathirappilly Sree Mahaganapathy Temple
Ancient and famous Mathirappilly Sree Mahaganapathy temple is situated at Mathirappilly in Kothamangalam Taluk of Ernakulam district in Kerala. Mathirappilly Sree Mahaganapathy Temple is an ancient shrine of Sree Mahaganapathy and Sree Dharma Sastha.
The prominent trait of this temple is the Aadimoola Ganapathy idol, having its trunk curved towards the right (form of ‘Siddhi Vinayaka’) and Sree Dharma Sastha have equal importance, and both are facing towards west in separate shrine.
Bala Ganapathi (Child form of Lord Ganesh), Dakshinamoorthi (Lord Shiva as Teacher), Goddess Durga, Naga Raja and Naga Yakshi.
Festival of Mathirappilly Sree Mahaganapathy Temple is celebrated with Rohini asterism in the Malayalam calendar month of Medam (April – May).
Mathirappilly Vinayaka Chathurthi (Ganesh Chathurthi)
Mathirappilly Vinayaka Chathrthi is one of the important and most popular Ganesh Chathurthi festivals in Kerala. Mathirappilly Vinayaka Chathurthi is celebrated on ‘shukla chaturthi’ (fourth day of the waxing moon period), in the Malayalam month of Chingam (August – September).
Sahasrashtadhika Ashtadravya Maha Ganapathi Homam (Ganapathi Homam performed with 1008 coconuts), Ganesh Sangeetharadhana, ‘Gajapooja’ and ‘Aana oottu’ (ritual that reveres elephant as Lord Ganesh) are the significance of Mathirappilly Vinayaka Chathrthi Festival.
Temple – Timing
Morning : 05.00 am – 10.00 am
Evening : 05.00 pm – 07.30 pm